Desert Mirage: Saturday, Feb. 4 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Music from Robert Black’s Possessed is included in this episode. Photo by Gabriel Gomez.

Blinding sun, shimmering sands, prickly plants and an endless, open sky—there is something magical about the desert.

It’s difficult to put it into words, to capture it on paper, or to sum it up in a song. The music of the desert slips through your hand like sand, evaporates like a mirage—but composers have never stopped trying to capture it. This Saturday on Second Inversion: Desert Mirage. From singing sands to desert duets, cactus needles to cricket songs, we’ll hear music and stories from deep within the desert.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, February 4 at 9pm PT.

Sweet Dreams: Saturday, Jan. 28 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Music from Max Richter’s Sleep is featured in this week’s episode. Photo courtesy of Universal Music Group.

We live in a fast-paced world, and it can be a real challenge sometimes to turn off our minds, switch off the lights, and just rest.

Music can help with that. This Saturday on Second Inversion: Sweet Dreams. Music to lull you to sleep! We’ll hear modern lullabies that’ll have you counting sheep. Snuggle up and join us for music inspired by gentle dreams, starlit nights, and those quiet moments just before you drift off to sleep. Plus, music from a real all-nighter of a concert—a piece dreamt up for audiences to listen to in bed!

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9pm PT.

I Love New York: Saturday, Jan. 21 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Andre Stoeriko.

New York City is the city that never sleeps. How could you? There’s always a new restaurant, art gallery, or neighborhood to explore—and always new music to discover.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: I Love New York! We’re taking a bite out of the Big Apple, with music inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City. From the street art to the downtown lofts, Central Park, and even the New York City Marathon, we’ll take a taxi ride through the city that never sleeps.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 9pm PT.

Let it Snow: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Maggie Molloy.

A snowy landscape is like a fresh white canvas—it’s filled with possibility. Quiet, frosty days bring about stillness, introspection, and transformation.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Let it Snow! From delicate snowflakes to icy storms, we’ll hear music inspired by cold winter nights and snowy canvases of white. Plus, a piece from the land of fire and ice.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 14 at 9pm PT.

Let There Be Light: Saturday, Jan. 7 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
“Chaser of Sunlight” by Nils Tamlag.

If you’ve been missing your daily dose of Vitamin D this winter, we’ve got just the thing to brighten your mood.

On this Saturday’s episode: Let There Be Light! From shimmering sunbeams to bright white prisms of sound, we’ll “lighten things up” with music inspired by the sun. We’ll get lost in 24-hour daylight from the Arctic Circle, ruminate on spiritual illuminations, and brighten our evening with brassy, golden beams of light. Plus, one instrument that requires a very “light” touch.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 7 at 9pm PT.